AstroGuider

AstroGuider is a simple to use guiding application for your telescope mount. It can be calibrated semi-automatically or manually, you do not need to take care about camera orientation or pixel scale.

The built-in drivers support the following hardware:

  • CCD and mount simulator drivers,
  • Atik CCD driver,
  • ZWO ASI CCD and guider drivers (doesn't work with non-S ASI120MM/MC),
  • IIDC CCD driver (both USB and FireWire cameras),
  • QHY CCD driver,
  • SBIG CCD driver (vendor SDK must be installed),
  • Meade DSI CCD driver,
  • Orion SSAG/QHY5 CCD driver,
  • StarlightXpress CCD driver,
  • Moravian Instruments CCD driver,
  • ToupTek CCD driver,
  • AltairAstro CCD driver,
  • UVC (USB Video Class, e.g. SVBONY SV205) CCD driver,
  • EQMac guider driver (obsoleted on macOS Mojave),
  • CG-USB-ST4 driver,
  • Shoestring GPUSB driver,
  • LX200 mount driver (supports Meade, AvalonGo, Losmandy Gemini, 10micron, EQMac, Astro-Physics GTO and OnStep dialects),
  • NexStar mount driver (supports Celestron and Skywatcher dialects),
  • Takahashi Temma mount driver,
  • iOptron Mount driver,
  • SynScan/EQDir mount driver,
  • ExploreScientific PCM8 mount controller driver.
but it can be used as a client to EQMac or any remote or local INDIGO server with any supported CCD or telescope mount as well.

Application is integrated with AstroImager (it can initiate random kick to allow dithering) and AstroTelescope (guiding is automatically stopped, if telescope is slewed or parked). Applications communicates over INDIGO protocol and it can be used to integrate with any INDIGO 3rd party application as well.

AstroGuider has all camera controls known from AstroImager (image zoom, subframe selection or manual and automatic black and white point setting).

To run AstroGuider you need Apple Mac running OS X Sierra or later.

You can read Getting Started or watch video tutorial to learn more and if you will have any problem with some of our products do not hesitate to contact us on info@cloudmakers.eu or users group forum.

If your hardware is supported by the built-in drivers, you can go ahead. Otherwise you may need to install INDIGO Server too. Read more »


Using local or remote INDIGO server you may find convenient to manage settings of your devices with INDIGO Control Panel. Read more »